Harbor Association Names Pollock as Harbor Champion

December 20, 2013
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Harbor Association Names Pollock as Harbor Champion

The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA) named Matt Pollock, a graphic artist and sculptor, and the executive director of HarborArts, in East Boston a Harbor Champion this week. Three years ago East Boston became the site of the first outdoor public art exhibition at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street launched by HarborArts, a...

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Excel Academy Expanding Again

December 20, 2013
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East Boston’s Excel Academy Charter School is in the process of expanding once again and will hold a community meeting with the Boston Redevelopment Authority next week. On Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Paris Street Community Center Excel and the BRA will discuss plans to construct an Excel High School along...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 20, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

December 20, 2013
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It was another great week of M.E.B. Youth Hockey. Don’t forget the new session of our Learn-to-Skate and Play Hockey classes begin on January 12th and make a great Christmas gift. See our website for details. Mite K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 5, Agawam 7 Kasabuski Arena, Saugus MA Jake Simpson had a...

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Obituaries 12-18-2013

December 20, 2013
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Margaret Lopilato Of Winthrop, Formerly of East Boston Margaret ( Luongo) Lopilato of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away December 14 at the East Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea. She was in her 94th year. A housewife, Margaret was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers of Our Lady of Mt Carmel...

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Three Local Officers Receive Halloran Award for Bravery

December 11, 2013
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Three Local Officers Receive Halloran Award for Bravery

It takes a special person to run into a burning building while everyone else is running out. But that’s exactly what two East Boston officers from District 7 and a third officer from Eastie did on a frigid night back on March 7, 2013. On Sunday, Officers Greta Forbes, Kevin Golden and Vinny Schettino...

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Anne Umana Was a Piano Prodigy That Played Throughout Her Long Life

December 11, 2013
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Anne Umana Was a Piano Prodigy That Played Throughout Her Long Life

Anne Nigro Umana, the matriarch of the well know and beloved political family from East Boston whose name lives on today, died last month at the age of 102. Mrs. Umana was the wife of the Judge Mario Umana, a liberal Democrat who inspired his family and constituents in East Boston with the philosophy...

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Compromise Keeps Casino Proposal at Revere’s Suffolk Downs Site Alive

December 11, 2013
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While many were expecting a finite decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Tuesday afternoon considering the Revere-only casino, the Commissioners instead surprised everyone by agreeing to a very detailed compromise that will allow the proposal to go forward with a caveat. The caveat being that Revere must take another vote for the...

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Plaque Marking History Set to Be at New East Boston Library

December 11, 2013
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There was some concern last week from the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) that the copper plaque marking that East Boston was the first neighborhood to have the first branch of the Boston Public Library would not adorn the new branch library on Bremen Street. The plaque, that once hung outside the...

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Chamber Tree Lighting

December 11, 2013
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The annual Chamber Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade is something that the entire community looks forward to every year. But it’s the dozens of volunteers and Chamber members that make it possible. Each year, people like Pat Todisco of Todisco Towing decorate his fleet of trucks and pulls Santa through the neighborhood from Condor...

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Library Plaque

December 11, 2013
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The plaque that adorned the former Meridian Street Branch Library naming East Boston as the first community to ever hold a publicly funded branch of the Boston Public Library will be hung at the new library–as well it should. Kudos to the East Boston Friends of the Library group for keeping a watchful eye...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

December 11, 2013
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It was a strong showing for M.E.B. Hockey last weekend. Don’t forget the new session of our Learn-to-Skate and Play Hockey classes begin on January 12th and make a great Christmas gift. See our website for details. Mite S  (5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 4, Cambridge 3 Ryan Jones and Preston Tully had two...

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Obituaries 12-11-2013

December 11, 2013
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Anna Dello Russo Accomplished Woman with Many Artistic Talents Anna ( Indorato ) Dello Russo of Boxford, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, passed away in Topsfield, surrounded by her family, on December 6. She was in her 90th year. Anna was an accomplished women. She was a clothing designer, a floral arranger, a...

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Lending a Helping Hand

December 4, 2013
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Lending a Helping Hand

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh pitches in during Representative Carlo Basile’s annual Thanksgiving Day dinner for low-income residents in East Boston. Walsh spent over an hour in Eastie handing out meals to families in Eastie.

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10th Eastie Elves Fundraiser Set for Dec. 13

December 4, 2013
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10th Eastie Elves Fundraiser Set for Dec. 13

What began as a good idea by Senator Anthony Petruccelli has turned into something East Boston residents and residents from surrounding communities in the senator’s district look forward to each Christmas Season. This year will mark the 10th Annual Eastie’s Elves Fundraiser and will be held on Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Eyed on McClellan Hgwy.

December 4, 2013
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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Eyed on McClellan Hgwy.

Last week, the Department of Public Health announced the list of applicants for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries that are in the final phase of the competitive application process. The Centers for Alternative Medicine Inc. is one of 100 Medical Marijuana Dispensary applicants that met the November 21 deadline for the final phase and plans to...

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Orient Heights MBTA Station

December 4, 2013
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Orient Heights MBTA station was the forgotten child in the MBTA’s Blue Line modernization project. As Wood Island, Suffolk Downs, Airport and Maverick stations were all refurbished, the first two mentioned in rapid succession, budget woes and state fiscal problems in the early 2000s stalled the latter. While the economy rebounded in the mid-2000s,...

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Marty Walsh

December 4, 2013
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Putting political differences aside is never an easy thing but Mayor-elect Marty Walsh showed he is a man above the fray. Last week Walsh reached out to Representative Carlo Basile, who was a supporter of John Connolly during the Mayor’s race, and told the Eastie rep he wanted to help out at Basile’s annual...

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Police Briefs 12-04-2013

December 4, 2013
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November 25, 2013 Phillip Larosa of 262 Lexington Street, East Boston was arrested on Saratoga Street and charged with breaking & entering of a dwelling in the daytime and disturbing the peace. November 26, 2013 No Arrest. November 27, 2013 Michael Derubbo a homeless male was arrested on outstanding default warrants for assault &...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

December 4, 2013
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M.E.B. skates into the holiday season. Don’t miss the Home for the Holidays Adult Street Hockey Tournament being held outside at the Linden School in Malden on Nov. 30 starting at 8:00 am. Boston Bruins alumni will be on hand, there will be raffles, and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Mite K (5-8 Years...

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Obituaries 12-04-2013

December 4, 2013
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Helen Papa Accomplished Woman, Worked Until Age 90 Helen J. ( Pucillo ) Papa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on November 30. She was in her 95th year. Helen was an accomplished women who held several jobs in her lifetime. She was a reporter for the East Boston Times and associate...

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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Boston Blooms

November 26, 2013
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Excel Academy Students Take Part in Boston Blooms

A small army of 6th Graders from Excel Academy Charter School recently took part in Mayor Thomas Menino’s Boston Blooms program and spent the day planting daffodil bulbs and other task along the East Boston Greenway. The group of 56 middle-schoolers were split up to tackle many winterizing chores along the Greenway including weeding...

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Power of the Sun: Menino Pushing Residents to Solarize Their Homes

November 26, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino is making a big push here in East Boston to get residents to solarize their homes. At the last Orient heights Neighborhood Council meeting, a representative from Renew Boston urged residents to take advantage of the city’s solarize program. The city also sent people door to door in the neighborhood Saturday...

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Project Bread Kicks off Annual Holiday Fundraiser

November 26, 2013
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East Boston based Project Bread is once again teaming up with Jordan’s Furniture for the annual Holiday Spoons Project fundraiser. The Holiday Spoons Project has both raised money to help the hungry and taught kids about hunger in Massachusetts for nearly 20 years. Jordan’s is sponsoring the project for the 14th year, matching up...

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